Voyage to another place and time with a visit to South Street Seaport. The seaport covers 12 blocks along the East River waterfront. The seaport has a 19th-century collection of warehouses and maritime shops dating back to when it once was the seafaring hub of New York. Today, families are drawn here to tour historic tall ships, take a harbor cruise, shop, eat and take in the views from Pier 17 or visit the Seaport Museum. Within this museum you will find a hands-on children’s museum, a 19th-century printing shop and a boat-building shop.

A quick trip to the intersection of Fulton and Water Streets reveals the Titanic Memorial, a small lighthouse commemorating the 1912 sinking of the Titanic and the 1,500 passengers who were lost in the tragedy. South Street Seaport Museum (212) 748-8600.